Under all speech that is good for anything there lies silence that is better.  Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Thomas Carlyle

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Wonder how one might come closer to God?  Silence.

In the morning I sit facing an open window that gives me only the impenetrable ebony of eternity, the Alpha and the Omega – the One in All, the sacred dark lit by Love.  And through the open window comes cool, night autumn wind – the breath of God: refreshing, beckoning, invigorating, welcoming and alive.

… a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Gen 1:2

Do you feel the wind in the predawn day?  Do you hear it against the silence? Whither The Silence?  Is it not the Beginning you seek?  The Alpha?  The breath of God in closeness that braces you by embracing you?

We spend many days seeking God’s words, but not His silence.  Yet, God is in the Silence, resides in it, creates from it.

On a cold dark midnight standing on the lip of Deep Creek Lake, under a frigid, starlit infinite sky that showed the snow a heavenly blue-white, in the utter quiet, my son said to me: “Do you here that? … Silence.”

It is in silence that all things are fashioned.  But lost men and women seek all things in noise disguised as action, ideas, schemes, projects and plans.  All detours, routes away from the Origin, our Home, our Beginning and our End.

He who stands fast in all circumstances is he or she who knows Silence, stands with Silence, hears Silence and returns to the light-less start of all things, renewed each day by the constant Faithful Silence.

Shalom.

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